NEW YORK, Oct 15, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Hodes iQ, Bernard Hodes Group's award-winning talent acquisition and management product, is pleased to announce a strategic technology partnership with Halogen Software, further expanding the Hodes iQ talent management suite with employee performance management and succession planning. Hodes iQ customers will now have access to Halogen's leading automated employee performance management, compensation and succession planning, and learning management tools that align with their business goals.
The Halogen Software partnership will leverage award-winning technology to complement the existing Hodes iQ talent management enterprise platform. Halogen's products are a natural fit with Hodes iQ's functionality, bringing a combination of features, ease of use, and affordability to Hodes iQ customers to assess, develop, motivate and retain a high-performing workforce.
"This is exciting news for our Hodes iQ customers as they continue to grow their talent acquisition and management needs with us. We aggressively sought out a partner that shares our same vision around best-of-breed technology, and we found that with Halogen," said Jeremy Shapiro, SVP, Hodes iQ. "Working with Halogen allows our customers to align their employee goals and development activities to business priorities, while automating and simplifying their performance and talent management processes."
Through the integrated partnership, Hodes iQ customers will be able to create high-value employee performance appraisals, plan for training and employee development, implement merit-based compensation and pay-for-performance programs, use talent pools for best-practice succession planning, link learning and development programs to bottom-line success, and gain valuable insight into processes and performance with dashboards and analytics.
"Our research shows that 59 percent of Best-in-Class organizations currently integrate employee performance management with recruiting," said Kevin Martin, vice president and principal analyst, Human Capital Management at Aberdeen Group. "Given the market's increasing focus on improving 'quality of hire', the ability to integrate data from the pre-hire into a performance management system will allow companies to track career progress and goal attainment of new employees; all which is critical to determine the actual quality of the new hire three, six, or 12 months down the road."
"Together we offer all organizations functionality for the complete lifecycle of talent management," said Donna Ronayne, vice-president of marketing and business development, Halogen Software. "Hodes iQ enables companies to attract and accurately measure their recruitment activities and Halogen is the ideal complement to this, with a suite that enables organizations to assess, develop, motivate and retain a high-performing workforce year round."
ABOUT HODES iQ
Hodes iQ ( www.hodesiQ.com
), with its ever-expanding customer base, is an award-winning talent management system that enables human resources to recruit more effectively. With the combination of a top-ranked job posting system, the leading resume data mining system, and expertise in best-in-class corporate career sites, Hodes iQ gives recruiters essential tools to recruit the best talent efficiently. Solutions are available targeting the Fortune 1000, mid-sized companies, health care institutions, and small companies through several product lines: Hodes iQ Enterprise, Standard and Starter Editions.
ABOUT BERNARD HODES GROUP
As a fully integrated talent solutions provider, Bernard Hodes Group ( www.hodes.com
) offers solutions that often combine multiple service offerings from the Company's core competency areas: Recruitment Marketing; Sourcing/Response Management; Hiring Process Re-engineering; and Staffing Technology (see www.hodesiQ.com
). All solutions are developed and measured within the company's 360-degree process methodology. The company is headquartered in New York, with over 80 offices and affiliates around the globe. Bernard Hodes Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of Omnicom Group, Inc., (OMC:
Omnicom Group Inc
ABOUT HALOGEN SOFTWARE
A recognized industry leader with over 1000 customers worldwide, Halogen Software makes powerful, simple-to-use and affordable employee performance and talent management applications. The company offers a complete suite of web-based products that automate, simplify and integrate employee performance appraisals, 360 degree feedback, compensation management (pay for performance), succession planning and learning management. Halogen's offering makes HR best-practices accessible to companies of all sizes and its healthcare, financial services and professional services specific suites meet the unique needs of these industries. Halogen is consistently recognized by the industry and its customers for its exceptional implementation and support services, and has won multiple awards for its corporate leadership and product innovation, including HR Technology Product of the Year. For more information, visit www.halogensoftware.com
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